Skip James

1902 - 1969

Skip James

Nehemiah Curtis "Skip" James (June 9, 1902 – October 3, 1969) was an American Delta blues singer, guitarist, pianist and songwriter. His guitar playing is noted for its dark, minor-key sound, played in an open D-minor tuning with an intricate fingerpicking technique. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Skip James has received more than 297,380 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,054th most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 300k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 46.08

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.23

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Skip James ranks 1,057 out of 2,258Before him are Christian Zacharias, Hubert Sumlin, Duane Eddy, Matt Bellamy, Randy Jackson, and Aphex Twin. After him are Neil Murray, Wynton Kelly, Myles Kennedy, Brian Setzer, Peter Machajdík, and Richard Marx.

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Among people born in 1902, Skip James ranks 191Before him are Alexander Abusch, Lūcija Garūta, Paavo Yrjölä, Gyula Illyés, Max Abegglen, and Arno Arthur Wachmann. After him are Flora Robson, Larry Fine, Emeric Pressburger, Ethelda Bleibtrey, Albert Namatjira, and Jean Grémillon. Among people deceased in 1969, Skip James ranks 132Before him are C. N. Annadurai, Chang Taek-sang, Julius Saaristo, Eero Berg, Frederick Lane, and Moisés Solana. After him are Leonardo Cilaurren, Vilho Väisälä, Tom Naudé, Barton MacLane, Enrique Peñaranda, and Stijn Streuvels.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Skip James ranks 5,053 out of 12,171Before him are Donna Tartt (1963), Ward Bond (1903), Glenn Morris (1912), John Roberts (1955), John Corbett (1961), and Nellie Tayloe Ross (1876). After him are Stanley Williams (1953), Jason Segel (1980), Josh Hutcherson (1992), Melissa Rauch (1980), Jamie Hyneman (1956), and Ben Hogan (1912).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Skip James ranks 404Before him are Wynton Marsalis (1961), Blind Willie Johnson (1897), Matt Sorum (1960), Al Kooper (1944), Duane Eddy (1938), and Randy Jackson (1961). After him are Wynton Kelly (1931), Myles Kennedy (1969), Brian Setzer (1959), Richard Marx (1963), Kate Pierson (1948), and Steve Lacy (1934).